Information for Reviewers
Independent scientific experts are selected by EDCTP to evaluate applications submitted in response to a Call for Proposals and to evaluate progress on awarded grants by reviewing the annual progress reports. All reviewers must read and sign up to the EDCTP Code of Conduct and Declaration of Interests Policy. External Reviewers normally perform a one-off assessment of the proposals remotely and may have no commitment beyond this activity. Scientific Review Committee (SRC) members complete an assessment form remotely and may be required to participate in an SRC meeting at the EDCTP office in The Hague. SRC members may be requested to assist with the subsequent review of the annual reports of successful projects. Important reviewer documents can be found in the Guidelines and forms on the website.
Selection of expert reviewers
EDCTP invites applications from individuals wishing to serve as reviewers for its grant schemes and for the annual reports from grant holders vial the Call for experts.
Qualities of candidate expert reviewers
Prospective expert reviewers should have demonstrable skills, knowledge and experience in the EDCTP remit. Experts with a high level of professional experience in the public or private sector in one or more of the following areas or activities are sought:
Reviewers should have an excellent command of English and may be based worldwide. Reviewers should not be applicants or collaborators on grant applications submitted in response to the Call for Proposals that they have been selected to review.
General principles of the EDCTP review procedure
Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality
EDCTP has a EDCTP Code of Conduct and Declaration of Interests Policy that all reviewers must adhere to.
EDCTP follows the policy of the European Commission on gender issues, aiming to ensure that the membership of review panels has an appropriate gender balance (at least 40% female).
Applying to be an expert reviewer
The call for experts is always open and the EDCTP Secretariat welcomes applications at any time.
Please note that you will only be contacted if and when you are invited to be part of a Scientific Review Committee or to serve as an expert.
If you have any questions that are not addressed on the website www.edctp.org, please contact through the Contact us form.
Legal information and support
EDCTP is supported by the Directorate General for Research of the European Commission, via Article 185 (ex-169) of the Treaty, decision No 1209/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 2003.